DC Announces New ACTION COMICS Team, New Superman Suit?

Superman's new suit? Superman's new suit?

The jockeying for comic book news supremacy during New York Comic Con has started a day early.

DC Comics just officially announced that writer Andy Diggle and artist Tony Daniel are the new post-Grant Morrison creative team on Action Comics, beginning with March’s issue #18.

And judging by this Daniel promo art, you may have noticed Superman might also get a new suit, although DC isn’t talking about that yet.

“I’ve always had a positive experience working with DC Comics, and it’s amazing to be welcomed back into the fold in such fine style,” Diggle told DC’s official blog The Source. “Even in an industry dominated by superheroes, Superman is THE superhero – the original and best - and I’m flattered, daunted and inspired in equal measure at being given the opportunity to build on such an incredible and historic legacy.

“The word ‘iconic’ is bandied around a lot in comics, but Superman defines the term. I’m excited to be working with Tony Daniel, whose artistic and storytelling skills will be bringing the world(s) of Superman to stunning visual life. Together we’ll be carving out spectacular new adventures that respect the past while redefining the future of the Man of Steel.”

“I look forward to drawing each and every character in Superman's universe,” added Daniel. “I anticipate this being a fun ride for me and hopefully for Superman fans as well. I can't wait to get Andy's first script and sharpening my pencils.”

Look for more information on the new Action Comics team — and that suit — when it’s available.

Update: In an interview with CBR, Diggle doesn't address Superman's new duds, but does make clear that his run will take place simultaneously with the rest of the New 52, as opposed to Morrison's run which took place five years in the past.

Diggle also disclosed that Action Comics will tie-in more with the other Superman titles than it has in the recent past. "I think you're going to see the Super-books start to have a bit more shared continuity between them," he said. "He's going to figure out what his heritage means to him as the last son of Krypton. Not the last Kryptonian, because he's discovered Supergirl is there, too. But he'll be learning more about what that all means. That all opens up the scope of the kind of stories we can tell."

The writer also said he has plans for the Daily Planet, Perry White, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane, and is looking to explore the Superman/Clark Kent/Lois Lane dynamic with the added new element of Superman's relationship with Wonder Woman.

"Obviously, the relationship with Wonder Woman is going to complicate that whole dynamic," Diggle said. "That could all seem pretty predictable, but with the Wonder Woman wildcard there, it makes everything a little bit more interesting and dramatic." 

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